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National Library Week 2022

So... What is National Library Week?

First sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in April 1958, National Library Week celebrates the contributions of school, public, academic and special libraries and the beloved librarians who serve within them

Molly Shannon, Honorary Chair of NLW 2022

Photo of Molly Shannon, Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2022

“I am so honored to serve as honorary chair of National Library Week for 2022. My mom was a librarian. She encouraged kids to read. So, the work of librarians and libraries has such a special place in my heart.

Libraries are places where communities connect—to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games, and more. But most importantly, libraries connect us to each other. Supporting National Library Week in this role allows me to connect to my mother's memory and all the librarians out there. Thank you for everything you do."

- Molly Shannon

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2022 Theme: Connect With Your Library

The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries. 

Molly Shannon, multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 3–9, 2022. 

National Library Week Celebrations

Monday, April 4:

State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2021

Tuesday, April 5:

National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, and administrators to recognize the valuable contributions made by every library worker. Look for information tables to learn more about the Libraries and our Library Liaisons…prizes will be available!

Wednesday, April 6:

National Library Outreach Day, a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who "meet their patrons where they are."  Watch for ‘pop-up library’ locations on the Statesboro Campus!

Thursday, April 7:

Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries

[Source: American Library Association web site:]